Created as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board by the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, to this day Charlotte Works has maintained a clear mission: by serving as an aligner and a convener, Charlotte Works advances an integrated and highly skilled workforce for all, ultimately contributing to the entire region’s economic development. Our vision is for the Charlotte region to be home to the nation’s most skilled and diversified workforce.
How do we serve our mission, and seek to fulfill our vision? As the workforce development board for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, we serve as a strategic partner to promote and facilitate effective relationships between Chief Elected Officials (CEOs) and local economic, educational and workforce partners. By aligning these parties—parties with mutual interest—we can deliver high-quality opportunities for employers and job-seekers alike.
We believe workforce development plays a key role in training and developing talent to earn livable wages and meet employers’ needs, and serves as the foundation of a highly skilled workforce—a workforce ready to enter a competitive marketplace and strengthen the economy. Our connections and resources benefit the community organizations and educators who play key roles in the workforce system, and together we all have a positive impact on the entire region.